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The YWCA Hanover is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age or disability.

Open Positions

Safe Home Client Advocate


To be considered for this position please include a cover letter and a resume.



  1. Insure that program objectives and activities are carried out.
  2. Participate in the recruitment and training of new staff and volunteers to the Safe Home Program in accordance with PCADV directives.
  3. Insure that clients receive appropriate referrals, emergency housing, options counseling, transportation, and legal advocacy through direct service and a team approach with all Safe Home advocates and volunteers.
  4. Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete records of hotline calls, in person options counseling, legal proceedings, referrals, emergency housing, transportation, meetings, training sessions, and speaking engagements.
  5. May be responsible for facilitation of support group.
  6. Responsible for on call rotation as scheduled. This would be answering hotline calls as scheduled after business hours, holidays, and when Safe Home is closed. Responsible for in depth client interviews, gathering and organizing information and keeping statistical data as required. Possible transportation for emergency shelter or emergency PFA as needed.
  7. Provide support, accompaniment and advocacy through the court system. Serve as a liaison with the legal system, (ie. attorneys, magistrates, police, probation, and judges.)
  8. Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of PFAs (Protection from Abuse) orders and the enforcement of such.

Safe Home Prevention Advocate


To be considered for this position please include a cover letter and a resume.


Summary: YWCA Hanover Safe Home is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing direct services to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking in Adams and York Counties. Safe Home strives to empower clients to achieve their self-defined goals and to support their ability to obtain and maintain their personal safety. The Prevention Advocate will be a public representative of YWCA Hanover Safe Home providing community education and prevention programming designed to address systemic oppressions, close gaps, and improve overall policy and system response to those who have been victims of domestic violence. Public speaking, community partner engagement, and collaboration, with a specific focus on connections with diverse and marginalized populations, are key aspects of this position.


Human Resource Manager: YWCA Hanover is seeking a part-time Human Resource Manager, 20 hours weekly.  The position requires at least 3 years prior experience in HR and a bachelor’s degree in a related field.  The candidate will be part of the Management Staff Team and assist all managers with employee-related issues, administer and follow personnel handbook/policies, assist with payroll, and more.  Competitive compensation paid vacation and opportunity for growth.

Resumes should be emailed to Jody Shaffer, Executive Director YWCA Hanover at or mailed to YWCA Hanover, 23 W. Chestnut St., Hanover, PA 17331.

School Age Staff (Part time)

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We are currently looking for school age staff for our licensed school age program. We serve school age children on site from kindergarten to sixth grade within three local school districts.

Hours are Monday-Friday from 2:00pm-6:00pm working with grades K-2 or 3-6. Additional hours are available as needed when schools are closed. Additional hours also may be available as needed working with ages 1-5. 

Candidate must be able to plan, implement and organize developmentally appropriate activities for children in kindergarten to sixth grade. Assist with school work as needed, observe and assess each student’s growth and development. Maintain a positive, healthy and safe learning environment. Promote positive and professional relationships with children and families. Communicate with parents and families in a positive manner and follow DHS regulations and maintain STAR 4 standards. Willingness to learn van routes and drive the school age van on occasion is a plus!


High School Diploma/GED
4 clearances (PA criminal, Child Abuse, FBI and NSOR)
2 recommendation letters
Physical with TB test
2500 hours documented experience working with children